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22nd All Classes AHS Alumni Holiday Get Together

AHS Holiday Get Together
Friday December 30, 2016

All AHS Alumni Holiday Reunion post created Aug 30, 2015, updated Aug 31, 2015 top

The ALL CLASS Get-Together was originally started by late 1970's and early 1980's AHS Alumni, but All AHS class years are encouraged and welcome. We would love to see representatives from every class.

View awesome All AHS All Classes Holiday Gathering photos by clicking here: All Ames High School Holiday Gatherings.
Check out the Facebook page for the AHS Holiday Gathering.

A message from Perry Beeman:

All Classes Holiday Get Together marks 22nd Anniversary Fri December 30, 2016, the Friday after Christmas 2016

What started as the Ames High School Class of '77's desire to hold informal gatherings in addition to formal reunions led to an all-classes reunion in Ames every holiday season. Perry Beeman and Julie (Anderson) Larson of the Class of '77 set up the original evening gathering in 1994. They quickly decided to invite all Ames High School grads.​ Many Ames High grads don't want to wait until a formal reunion rolls around to chat, and this was a way to cater to those back for the holidays. The idea was to keep it simple: show up, buy your own refreshments​, no tickets, no fees, no fuss. Along the way, fellow Ames High​ grads Bill Nutty and Heidi Conis helped build the turnout, which now often is bigger than some formal reunions. "We began with 30 or so, mostly from '77, but it continued to build," Beeman said. "Let's just say I gained a lot of Facebook friends when word got around I was one of the organizers."

In 2013, a strong crowd of 150 classmates represented AHS​ classes from 1972 to 2008. In 2014 There was again another strong crowd of happy holiday classmates for the 20th anniversary of this great event. Typically, the event occurs the Friday between the holidays, or whichever Friday seems to make the most sense. For convenience and tradition, the gathering has remained at Olde Main Brewing Co., 316 Main St., which is big enough to handle a large crowd and has a full menu. Details are always at www.ameshigh.org a year in advance. Still confused? Email Beeman at p e r r y b e e m a n @ g m a i l . c o m.

The 2016 gathering is Fri Dec 30, 2016. We'll look forward to seeing you. Please invite your classmates.

See you at the next GREAT AHS Holiday Gathering!

The All Class AHS Holiday Gathering is normally held the Friday between Christmas and New Year's. If the holidays hit that day like it did last year (and like it did in 2009 and again in 2010 and 2011) we pick a different date, but this year date falls on a Friday.

The 2016 Ames High School Alumni Holiday Gathering / Reunion night will be Friday eve, December 30, 2016 at Olde Main Brewing Co. in downtown Ames. We normally take over the place. It's simple, we set the date, you show up, buy your own food or drinks, and, if you're a big spender, for your friends. Then drink up (in moderation of course and we encourage soda pop or water), chat, and get caught up. This has been a meaningful, wonderful reconnection for many people, and we've had classmates from New York, California, Florida, Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois and elsewhere attend. The holiday gathering got off the ground 18 years ago, in a small way and mostly involving the AHS Class of '77, but has become much more. "We started out with about 30 people a year, but in the last couple of years, this has really taken off," Beeman said. "I rely heavily on the this alumni site for email addresses - and beg people to update theirs -- and that helps. What really got this going, though, is the simple act of friends letting their friends know about it through personal email address books and phone calls. The alumni newsletter and the website also carry notices.

Why?

The idea for an informal All Classes AHS reunion came out of years of discussions among Perry Beeman, Julie (Anderson) Larson, Bill Nutty (all 3 from the AHS Class of '77) and others. The thought was to catch people while they were back in town for the holidays, and to have an informal, relaxing, annual fun gathering (i.e. reunion) for those of us who hate to wait five years for our own class gatherings to roll around. Finally, the trio of big talkers backed it up by actually planning an event.

Please help get the word out. Every year, we have hurt feelings because someone didn't didn't know about it. The more emails and phone calls, the better.

Photos

2013 All AHS Holiday Gathering Photos are below. Click the arrow on the photo to see more photos,
or click the photo itself to see more details.
2013 All AHS Holiday Gathering Flickr Album

2014 All AHS Holiday Gathering Photos are below. Click the arrow on the photo to see more photos,
or click the photo itself to see more details.
All class All Alumni AHS 2014 Holiday Gathering 2014-12-26

Stats:

Details: Just like last year! Lots and lots of fun and reminiscing and catching up and meeting new AHS Alum. Plus, you see your friends from other classes who you normally don't see at your own AHS class reunion because this is an ALL Class AHS gathering. About 100 AHS Alumni turned out for the 2006 AHS Holiday event, and a record 110 turned out in 2007 from the AHS classes of 1967 to 2003. Some scholars think it might have even been more. The foggy weather caused attendance to drop to 50 in 2008, there was a good turnout in 2009, 2010 wasn't the largest turnout we have ever had, but there was a respectible showing of about 60 AHS Alumni in 2010. Perry says a lot of younger classes are showing up now too and it is harder for him to know who the AHS grads are, so maybe there were more than 60 classmates at the gatherings in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The 2013 All Holiday Gathering had the 2nd largest attendence at 150+ alum, the AHS classes of 2008 and 1998 had big reunions the previous summer, so they both opted to also have Holiday mini-reunions over the holidays and piggy-backed onto our 2013 event (see photos on this page), this was great! There were approximately 20 from 2008 and 20 from 1998, which bumped up our attendence by 40. The 2014 Holiday Get-together (see photos on this page), had a tie for the 3rd largest turnout at 110+ and the 2015 Holiday Gathering broke the all time attendance record. Perry bought 160 name tags the day of the gathering, all nametages were gone by 9pm. 200+ attended this fun 2015 gathering, the most ever! AHS classes attended from AHS 1960 all the way to AHS 2014 (Bill and Tracy Nutty's daughter attended from the AHS class of 2014) !!

Disclaimer:

This is the age of disclaimers, and of course we have one too. This Get-Together is not sponsored by the AHSAA, or anyone else affilated with AHS. We just want to see all our great friends from AHS again.

email current? Your AHS reunion committee wants to contact you via email, keep you informed + save postage. Update your email here: view add update search. If that didn't work click contact AHSAA

Postal mailing address current? If you receive neither a postcard or a newsletter, then we lost you, click here contact AHSAA , tell us your name, current mailing address, year of graduation + anything else you care to add.

Are you a member? If you received a AHSAA postcard in the Spring, then you are not a member. It is easy and inexpensive to join. Dues paying AHSAA members receive three (3) AHSAA newsletters per year?

Perry Beeman '77


AHS Class of 1956 60-Year Diamond White Reunion

AHS 1956
September 18- 20, 2016

1956 AHS reunion post created Mar 13, 2016, updated Mar 14, 2016 and Sep 29 2016 top

The Ames High School Class of 1956's 60th Diamond White Reunion
Was held Sunday September 18, Monday September 19, and Tuesday September 20, 2016. Mark your calendar, there will probably be a 65th reunion in 5 years.

1956 AHS 60-Year Class Reunion Sep 19 2016 Ames Iowa

1956 AHS Class photo Monday Sep 19, 2016 evening event. CLICK photo for more info

front row: ​Mary Chase Geiger, Maryn Searls Rogge, Marie Daniels Fellows, Ann Fox Stensland, Jean Talcott Boomershine, Judy Broadwell Kochel, Gordon Hertz and Don Ostermann

second row: Loren Larson; Larry Spear, Bev Ellingson Canon, Leon Wardle, Zoya Sobelov Walker, Ken Marks, Ann Gulden Harbin, Marlys Johnson Seibert

third row: Paul McClennan, Bob Michaud, Jerry Soesbe, Max Stover, John Talbert, Gretchen Wilhelm, Kent Woodworth, Dean Houck

​fourth row: Jim Balloun, Jim Carr, Leland Perry, Jim Gammell, Steve Walsh, Carl Schach, Don Geioger, Don Mathre,​ Lee Hanson, George Nielsen, Jim Lester, Dave Hensing, Gary Bailey

Schedule

Sunday Sep 18 was a wonderful picnic at Moore Memorial Park.
Monday Sep 19 was an awesome brunch at Scheman in the morning and a dinner/banquet in the evening at Gateway.
Tuesday Sep 20 morning, there was a nice gathering at Ada Hayden Park before everyone headed home.
We all had a great time! A total of 44 from the AHS class of 1956 attending one or more events.

Contact:

Loren Larson 1956 AHS ← click email then replace (at) with @ and (dot) with . also remove all spaces in the To: email

1956 Nostalgia

Top 5 songs from 1956

1) Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
2) Elvis Presley - Don't Be Cruel
3) Nelson Riddle - Lisbon Antigua
4) Platters - My Prayer
5) Gogi Grant - The Wayward Wind

Top
100 songs from 1956. World News from the year 1956. 1956 in sports.

email current? Your AHS reunion committee wants to contact you via email, keep you informed + save postage. Update your email here: view add update search. If that didn't work click contact AHSAA

Postal mailing address current? If you receive neither a postcard or a newsletter, then we lost you, click here contact AHSAA , tell us your name, current mailing address, year of graduation + anything else you care to add.

Are you a member? If you received a AHSAA postcard in the Spring, then you are not a member. It is easy and inexpensive to join. Dues paying AHSAA members receive three (3) AHSAA newsletters per year?

'56


AHS Class of 1961 55-Year Emerald Green Reunion

AHS 1961
September 16 - 17, 2016

1961 AHS reunion post created Nov 11, 2015, updated Nov 18, 2015 top

The Ames High School Class of 1961's 55th Emerald Green Reunion
was held Friday September 16 and Saturday September 17, 2016. Mark your calendar for 5 more years.

Contact:

Jim Bates 1961 AHS jbates 36 (at) yahoo (dot) com ← click email then replace (at) with @ and (dot) with . also remove all spaces in the To: email

1961 Nostalgia

Top 5 songs from 1961

1) Bobby Lewis - Tossin' And Turnin'
2) Patsy Cline - I Fall To Pieces
3) Highwaymen - Michael
4) Roy Orbison - Cryin'
5) Del Shannon - Runaway

Top 100 songs from 1961. World News from the year 1961. 1961 in sports.

1961 AHS Spirit

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1961 AHS Ames High School Spirit Yearbook Cover 1961 AHS Spirit yearbook inside page 3 scan Ames High School Ames Iowa 1961 1961 AHS Spirit yearbook interior page 5 w snowy 1961 classmates plus summary text about a new decade

1961 AHS Spirit yearbook inside page 4 table of contents plus page 5 classmates in snow w 1961 summary text 1961 AHS Spirit yearbook inside: Transition year of the bus ride to the new high school 2 side by side pages left side is the old AHS right side is the new AHS

email current? Your AHS reunion committee wants to contact you via email, keep you informed + save postage. Update your email here: view add update search. If that didn't work click contact AHSAA

Postal mailing address current? If you receive neither a postcard or a newsletter, then we lost you, click here contact AHSAA , tell us your name, current mailing address, year of graduation + anything else you care to add.

Are you a member? If you received a AHSAA postcard in the Spring, then you are not a member. It is easy and inexpensive to join. Dues paying AHSAA members receive three (3) AHSAA newsletters per year?

James Bates '61


AHS Class of 1966 50-Year Gold Reunion

AHS 1966
September 15 - 18, 2016

1966 AHS reunion post created Aug 27, 2015, updated Aug 28, 2015 top

The Ames High School Class of 1966's 50th Gold Reunion
was held Thursday September 15 to Sunday September 18, 2016. Mark your calendar.

Registration

Registration and hotel information can be found on the Ames High School class of 1966 website, click www.ahs66.org

Facebook

Click Facebook, then click like to become a member of the Ames High School Class of 1966 Facebook group for access to even more valuable information about the 1966 AHS reunion. There are already about 100 members.

Schedule

The schedule so far is dinner at the Memorial Union on Sept 17, 2016, plus other activities from the 15th to the 18th.
Check back later, more info to follow.

Photo

45th 1966 AHS class reunion photo below. or click here
1966 AHS 45th Reunion Class Photo held Sep 2011
To ZOOM the above class photo from the 1966 AHS 45th reunion (held in 2011).
click photo, wait for it to load, click again

Contacts:

AHS 1966 reunion committee class (at) ahs66 (dot) org ← click email then replace (at) with @ and (dot) with . also remove all spaces in the To: email Several on the committee will recieve this email

Secondary contact: On Facebook : Ames High Class of 66 (make comment or use message for a private communication)

Undecided

For those that are undecided about attending your reunion we would love to have you attend, here is an article that will move you in the direction of attending.

1966 Nostalgia

News from 1966

Top 6 songs from 1966

1) Sgt. Barry Sadler - The Ballad Of The Green Berets
2) Association - Cherish
3) Righteous Brothers - (You're My) Soul And Inspiration
4) Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There
5) ? and The Mysterians - 96 Tears
6) Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville

Top 100 songs from 1966.

1966 in sports

email current? Your AHS reunion committee wants to contact you via email, keep you informed + save postage. Update your email here: view add update search. If that didn't work click contact AHSAA

Postal mailing address current? If you receive neither a postcard or a newsletter, then we lost you, click here contact AHSAA , tell us your name, current mailing address, year of graduation + anything else you care to add.

Are you a member? If you received a AHSAA postcard in the Spring, then you are not a member. It is easy and inexpensive to join. Dues paying AHSAA members receive three (3) AHSAA newsletters per year?

William Schoenenberger '66


AHS Class of 1976 40-Year Ruby Red Reunion

AHS 1976
July 15- 16, 2016

1976 AHS reunion post created Mar 13, 2016, updated Jul 20, 2016 top

The Ames High School Class of 1976's 40th Ruby Red Reunion
was held Friday July 15 and Saturday July 16, 2016.

Contact:

Jyoti (Bal) Sargent 1976 AHS jyotisargent (at) aol (dot) com ← click email then replace (at) with @ and (dot) with . also remove all spaces in the To: email

Photos

1976 AHS 40th Reunion Fri July 15 2016
Friday eve AHS 1976 40th reunion photos


1976 AHS 40th Reunion Sat eve July 16 2016
Saturday eve AHS 1976 40th reunion photos


2016-06-18 all 1976 AHS mini-reunion at Hickory Park Ames Iowa June 18 Jane (Pearson) Beeman, Jami Simon, Jodie (Tryon) Stokke, Julie (Sederburg) Clark, Karen (Allen) Kerper, Connie (Martin) Vaclav Mike Vaclav photographer
1976 AHS mini-reunion June 18 2016. click photo for more info

1976 Nostalgia

Top 5 songs from 1976

1) Wings - Silly Love Songs
2) Elton John and Kiki Dee - Don't Go Breaking My Heart
3) Johnnie Taylor - Disco Lady
4) Four Seasons - December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)
5) Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music

Top 100 songs from 1976. World News from the year 1976. 1976 in sports.

email current? Your AHS reunion committee wants to contact you via email, keep you informed + save postage. Update your email here: view add update search. If that didn't work click contact AHSAA

Postal mailing address current? If you receive neither a postcard or a newsletter, then we lost you, click here contact AHSAA , tell us your name, current mailing address, year of graduation + anything else you care to add.

Are you a member? If you received a AHSAA postcard in the Spring, then you are not a member. It is easy and inexpensive to join. Dues paying AHSAA members receive three (3) AHSAA newsletters per year?

'76


AHS Class of 1986 30-Year Green Reunion

AHS 1986
August 5 - 6, 2016

1986 AHS reunion post created Apr 25, 2016, updated Apr 26, 2016 top

The Ames High School Class of 1986's 30th Green Reunion will be held the first weekend of August, Friday August 5 and Saturday August 6, 2016. Mark your calendar.

Facebook

Join the 1986 AHS Facebook group. We have 220+ classmates but we really would love for you to join if you haven't already. Facebook was one of our primary methods of communicating, staying connected and re-connecting with classmates. So please join !! Click here then click the JOIN button.

Contact:

Kris Cakerice 1986 AHS KCakerice (at) aol (dot) com ← click email then replace (at) with @ and (dot) with . also remove all spaces in the To: email

Photos

1986 AHS photos below. Click arrow on photo to see more photos, or click the photo itself to see more details.
1986

1986 Nostalgia

Top 5 songs from 1986

1) Dionne, Stevie, Elton and Glady's - That's What Friends Are For
2) Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me
3) Klymaxx - I Miss You
4) Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald - On My Own
5) Mr. Mister - Broken Wings

Top 100 songs from 1986.
World News from the year 1986.
1986 in sports.

email current? Your AHS reunion committee wants to contact you via email, keep you informed + save postage. Update your email here: view add update search. If that didn't work click contact AHSAA

Postal mailing address current? If you receive neither a postcard or a newsletter, then we lost you, click here contact AHSAA , tell us your name, current mailing address, year of graduation + anything else you care to add.

Are you a member? If you received a AHSAA postcard in the Spring, then you are not a member. It is easy and inexpensive to join. Dues paying AHSAA members receive three (3) AHSAA newsletters per year?

Kris Cakerice '86


AHS 1986 Football 30-Year Reunion

1986 30th Ames High School Football reunion. png icon courtesy of http://all-free-download.com/free-icon/
AHS 1986 Football
September 30, 2016

1986 AHS post created Apr 28, 2016, updated Apr 30, 2016 top

Celebrating the Ames High School 1986 Football team, players, coaches and cheerleaders with a 30th reunion to be held Friday September 30, 2016. Mark your calendar.

Ames High Friends! Please pass this along to other AHS Alumni !!

It's been thirty !! Yes, 30, years since the 1986 Ames High Little Cyclone football team made the first ever playoff run in school history. The AHS football program and athletic department have graciously agreed to host the 1986 football players, coaches, and cheerleaders on Friday, September 30 at the AHS v. Sioux City West game. Please save the date on your calendars - more details about the night of the game and a social gathering after the game will be released soon!

This 30th Football reunion would of course include AHS classmates, players, coaches and cheerleaders and anyone from 1986 1987 and 1988 classes who are connected to this 1986 Ames High School Football team. Click the Facebook link below for more details.

Photos

Photos below re-printed courtesy Snyder and Associates Inc who recently completed the football field and track resurfacing project for Ames High School. Click center of photo for more information or for a larger image.
2010-09-29 AHS Aerial Football Field and Ames High School pool tennis courts and courtyard w permission Snyder & Associates Inc.jpg 2010-09-29 AHS Aerial Football Field and Ames High School w permission Snyder & Associates Inc 2011-10-21 AHS Football Field Scrimmage. Posted w permission Snyder & Associates Inc

Facebook

Click: 1986 Football Team AHS Facebook event.

Contact:

Duane Magee 1988 (a proud member of the 1986 Ames High School Football team) MageeDT (at) gmail (dot) com ← click email then replace (at) with @ and (dot) with . also remove all spaces in the To: email

1986 AHS Football Clippings

Click the center of any article below to see more details of the 1986 AHS Football scans below. Click arrow on photo to see more clippings
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1986 Nostalgia

1986 in sports.

email current? Your AHS reunion committee wants to contact you via email, keep you informed + save postage. Update your email here: view add update search. If that didn't work click contact AHSAA

Postal mailing address current? If you receive neither a postcard or a newsletter, then we lost you, click here contact AHSAA , tell us your name, current mailing address, year of graduation + anything else you care to add.

Are you a member? If you received a AHSAA postcard in the Spring, then you are not a member. It is easy and inexpensive to join. Dues paying AHSAA members receive three (3) AHSAA newsletters per year?

Duane Magee '88


AHS Class of 1996 20-Year Emerald Green Reunion

AHS 1996
July 15 - 16, 2016

1996 AHS reunion post created Mar 12, 2016, updated Mar 13, 2016 top

The Ames High School Class of 1996's 20th Emerald Green Reunion
was held Friday July 15 and Saturday July 16, 2016. Mark your calendar.

There was a dinner / dance at Scheman Saturday July 16th. We are still in the planning process for other activities. Visit this site again soon for more details.

Contact:

Jennifer Whalen 1996 AHS jwhalen 96 (at) gmail (dot) com ← click email then replace (at) with @ and (dot) with . also remove all spaces in the To: email

Facebook

Click Facebook then click + Join to become a member of the Ames High School Class of 1996 Facebook group for access to even more valuable information about the 1996 AHS reunion. There are already 200+ members.

1996 Nostalgia

Top 5 songs from 1996

1) Los Del Rio - Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)
2) Mariah Carey - and Boyz II Men One Sweet Day
3) Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me
4) Tony Rich Project - Nobody Knows
5) Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby

Top 100 songs from 1996. World News from the year 1996. 1996 in sports.

email current? Your AHS reunion committee wants to contact you via email, keep you informed + save postage. Update your email here: view add update search. If that didn't work click contact AHSAA

Postal mailing address current? If you receive neither a postcard or a newsletter, then we lost you, click here contact AHSAA , tell us your name, current mailing address, year of graduation + anything else you care to add.

Are you a member? If you received a AHSAA postcard in the Spring, then you are not a member. It is easy and inexpensive to join. Dues paying AHSAA members receive three (3) AHSAA newsletters per year?

Jennifer Whalen '96


AHS Class of 2006 10-Year Silver Reunion

AHS 2006
June 10 - 11, 2016

2006 AHS reunion post created Mar 13, 2016, updated Mar 14, 2016 top

The Ames High School Class of 2006's 10th Silver Reunion
was held Friday June 10 and Saturday June 11, 2016. Mark your calendar.

Contact:

(unknown - if you are the 2006 reunion contact please let the AHSAA know) 2006 AHS unknown (at) yahoo (dot) com ← click email then replace (at) with @ and (dot) with . also remove all spaces in the To: email

2006 Nostalgia

Top 5 songs from 2006

1) Daniel Powter - Bad Day
2) Sean Paul - Temperature
3) Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland - Promiscuous
4) James Blunt - You're Beautiful
5) Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean - Hips Don't Lie

Top 100 songs from 2006. World News from the year 2006. 2006 in sports.

email current? Your AHS reunion committee wants to contact you via email, keep you informed + save postage. Update your email here: view add update search. If that didn't work click contact AHSAA

Postal mailing address current? If you receive neither a postcard or a newsletter, then we lost you, click here contact AHSAA , tell us your name, current mailing address, year of graduation + anything else you care to add.

Are you a member? If you received a AHSAA postcard in the Spring, then you are not a member. It is easy and inexpensive to join. Dues paying AHSAA members receive three (3) AHSAA newsletters per year?

'06


This AHS class has not reported a reunion to the AHSAA

AHS Class of ________
might be held sometime in 2016

AHS reunion post created Aug 31, 2015, updated Mar 14, 2016 top

If you know there is a reunion planned for this class and you don't see it listed anywhere on this website, then please let the AHSAA know who to contact and how to contact that classmate.

If you are a member of your class reunion planning committee for your Ames High School Class and you don't see a listing for your class reunion, please let the AHSAA know the dates and schedule for your reunion, as well as the contact person or persons and any other reunion information you would like listed on this AHSAA web site.

Click the contact us button on this page and email any information about your reunion, how you would like the post to read, dates, contact info for your reunion, facebook page, or your class reunion website link plus any other pertinent information. Thank you. The AHSAA

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